Evaluation of the provision of wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthotics, hearing aids, vision aids, and communication aids on the Navajo Nation. Part 2: IWD focus group.

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NARIC Accession Number: O19307.  What's this?
Author(s): Reisinger, Kim.
Project Number: H133A090020.
Publisher(s): Technology Access in Resource-Limited Environments, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, SCI 251, San Francisco, CA 94132-4163; 415/338-6277.
Abstract: This is a five-part presentation of the results prepared for the Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board and the Navajo people. Part two discusses the results from seven focus groups conducted with individuals with disabilities (IWD). The results show there are eight themes that affect IWD: (1) living with a disability; (2) disabled by lack of infrastructure; (3) AT meaning, use and benefits; (4) AT-person-environmental appropriateness; (5) AT service and maintenance; (6) changing and limited insurance coverage; (7) transportation is essential; and (8) local, consistent, culturally appropriate health services. Data results also show there are three (lack of awareness, not understanding, and not feeling understood) core themes for the way IWD feel. The presenter also shares examples from participants throughout the presentation and talks about the top three needs from each focus group and the contributing factors that affect satisfaction in either a positive or negative way. Parts 1, 3 through 5 are available under accession numbers O19306, O19308 through O19310. Run time: 25 minutes 25 seconds.
Descriptor Terms: ACCESS TO CARE, AMERICAN INDIANS, ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, CLIENT SATISFACTION, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, COMMUNITY RESOURCES, DEVICES, EVALUATION, FINAL REPORTS, HEARING AIDS, HEARING IMPAIRMENTS, MOBILITY AIDS, NATIVE AMERICANS, ORTHOTICS, PROSTHETICS, RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, RESEARCH UTILIZATION, SENSORY AIDS, SERVICE DELIVERY, VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS, WHEELCHAIRS.